[Samba] using aliases for samba servers in an AD
rpenny at samba.org
Fri Feb 18 13:17:04 UTC 2022
On Fri, 2022-02-18 at 15:52 +0300, Michael Tokarev via samba wrote:
> 18.02.2022 15:25, Michael Tokarev via samba wrote:
> > 18.02.2022 14:45, Christian Naumer via samba wrote:
> > > Hi,
> > > last time I did this using just CNAMEs worked with Windows as a
> > > client. For us it just was smbclient that didn't work. However,
> > > adding cifs/tsrv as
> > > SPN for that computer should fix it (it did for us)
> > I were debugging other prob with win connection and thought I'd
> > give smbclient a try, but faced its own unique issue :)
> > Yes, Christian, adding cifs/tsrv SPN for that host helped,
> > smbclient
> > can now connect with -k to a CNAME - actually to ANY CNAME for that
> > host. Thank you for the hint!
> > However, I become curious - which SPN I actually need to add, for
> > the
> > main name or the CNAME, for complete name.domain or just he name
> > part..
> > And I and _removed_ that SPN which I just added, entirely...
> > And the thing.. continues working! I can't force it to fail
> > anymore
> > once cifs/tsrv SPN were added and removed. So I'm really confused
> > now what's going on behind the scenes.. :)
> Ok. Answering to my own post.
> The SPNs are cached in the local krb5 cache. And one have to add ALL
> alternative names as cifs/ SPNs for the host in question (besides its
> own name) for smbclient to actually work.
> Eg, if you use alias (CNAME) "fs" when accessing this server, you
> to have servicePrincipalName: CIFS/FS in the AD. If you use
> you have to have CIFS/FS.tls.msk.ru. Etc. For any names this server
> being accessed as you have to add CIFS/name SPN to the AD. Even
> I dunno why smbclient does not complain about server's own name (tsrv
> in our case).
Because this is one alias that does work with AD, the SPN 'HOST/fqdn'
is an alias for a long list of others, among which is 'CIFS/fqdn'. I
haven't tried it, but adding 'HOST/$CNAME' SPN to the computers object
that the CNAME points to, will probably work.
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